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Mini Pancakes

These Mini Pancakes are ready in just 15 minutes using basic pantry ingredients! Such a cute little bite that is so much fun to make and eat you’ll want to make these again and again!!

Four mini pancakes stacked on a white plate with syrup dripping off and more pancakes and strawberries around.

Why you’ll love this recipe!

When you want a quick recipe that is easy to make, fun to eat and totally made from scratch, make Mini Pancakes!! These super cute pancakes mix up in a matter of minutes.

Made for little hands, mini pancakes are perfect for children and great in lunch boxes. But these are also ideal to serve for baby showers, a wedding brunch or that special high tea.

If you love these, you’ll also love my Nutella pancakes which is based on this recipe.

For complete ingredient quantities and full instructions, please scroll to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Ingredient Notes

All the ingredients required to make this recipe viewed from above.

The best part about this recipe, besides how delicious they are, is it uses basic pantry ingredients.

  • all purpose plain flour – this will produce light pancakes
  • unsalted butter – using unsalted means you control how much salt you add
  • sugar – just a little but this can be reduced for savory mini pancakes
  • baking powder – for rise and fluffiness – not to be confuse with baking soda!
  • egg – at room temperature is best
  • milk – I use 2% fat but whole milk or even non dairy will be fine

Plus a little salt to bring out the flavors!

Instructions

A four step collage showing the process to make this recipe.

You won’t need an electric mixer to make this recipe, just a whisk and a couple of bowls.

  1. Whisk together the egg, milk and melted butter in a jug or small bowl.
  2. In a seperate bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to combine then add egg/milk mixture. Whisk until just combined.
  3. The batter should be smooth and hold a soft form when dropped off a spoon. Add a little extra milk if too thick.
  4. Heat a non stick skillet or griddle pan. Use a little butter to grease the pan. Drop a small amount of batter (approx 2-3 teaspoons) from a spoon

Expert Tips & FAQs

Little mini pancakes are super easy for anyone to make. The most important thing is to not overwork the batter which will result in tough pancakes and no one wants that! Mix until just combined.

Have ingredients at room temperature so that the batter has an even texture and achieves more volume.

Use a non-stick skillet or griddle to stop pancakes sticking and don’t use high heat. Plus don’t overcook them because mini pancakes dry out easier than larger pancakes.

How do I know when to flip my mini pancakes?

You’ll know they are ready when bubbles start appearing and popping on the surface of the pancake. Only flip once.

How do I stop my pancakes burning?

Reduce the heat. Use a medium low heat to cook pancakes.

Can this recipe be made ahead? Can I freeze them?

Absolutely! These are ideal to make ahead and freeze. Freeze in airtight containers (like Tupperware) with layers of non-stick parchment paper separating the layers. To reheat, place on a 3 or 4 plate and microwave for 10-15 seconds or more until warm. Alternatively, wrap in foil and pop into a 350ºF/180ºC oven for 10 minutes.

Can I make larger pancakes with this recipe?

Sure! You’ll get about 8 regular pancakes from this recipe.

Four pancakes stacked on a white plate with syrup dripping off and more pancakes and strawberries around viewed from above.

Serving Suggestions

Of course, maple syrup or honey with mini pancakes are a match made in heaven but have you considered these alternatives?

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four mini pancakes stacked on a white plate with syrup dripping off and more pancakes and strawberries around.

Quick & Easy Mini Pancakes

These Mini Pancakes are ready in just 15 minutes using basic pantry ingredients! These small pancakes should measure no more than 2 inches/5cm in diameter.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings:30 mini pancakes
Author: Marcellina

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (125 grams) all purpose plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons superfine (castor) sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder NOT "baking soda" or "bi carb soda"
  • pinch salt
  • cup milk
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) melted unsalted butter
  • extra butter for cooking

Instructions

  • To make the batter, in a bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  •  In another bowl or jug whisk together milk, egg and melted butter.
  • Whisk milk/egg mixture into dry ingredients until just combined. You may need to add a little more milk if the batter is too thick.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle pan over medium-low heat. Grease with a little butter. I prefer only a minimum amount of butter.
  • Drop a small amount of batter (approx 2-3 teaspoons) from a spoon onto the heated pan. Mini pancakes should be no larger than 2 inches or 5 cm.
  • Cook for about 45 seconds or until a few bubbles form and pop on the surface. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown about the same as the first side. Transfer to a plate and keep warm until all the batter is cooked.

Notes

Tips for success
  • The most important thing is to not overwork the batter which will result in tough pancakes and no one wants that! Mix until just combined.
  • Have ingredients at room temperature so that the batter has an even texture and achieves more volume.
  • Use a non-stick skillet or griddle to stop pancakes sticking and don’t use high heat. Plus don’t overcook them because mini pancakes dry out easier than larger pancakes.
FAQ’s
How do I know when to flip my mini pancakes?
You’ll know they are ready when bubbles start appearing and popping on the surface of the pancake. Only flip once.
How do I stop my pancakes burning?
Reduce the heat. Use a medium low heat to cook pancakes.
Can this recipe be made ahead? Can I freeze them?
Absolutely! These are ideal to make ahead and freeze. Freeze in airtight containers (like Tupperware) with layers of non-stick parchment paper separating the layers. To reheat, place on a 3 or 4 plate and microwave for 10-15 seconds or more until warm. Alternatively, wrap in foil and pop into a 350ºF/180ºC oven for 10 minutes.
Can I make larger pancakes with this recipe?
Sure! You’ll get about 8 regular pancakes from this recipe.
 
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Nutritional Estimate Per Serving

Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. For accurate results, it is recommended that the nutritional information be calculated based on the ingredients and brands you use.

Servings: 12 pancakes

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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These pancake recipe is wonderful! I added some frozen blueberries (rinsed and drained) and they turned out great. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    Superb! They were perfect! But are you sure 1 cup is 125grams? I thought 250g. Just checking.

    1. Hi Cecile! Glad you enjoyed these mini pancakes! Yes, 1 cup all purpose flour is 125 grams. Stir the flour to lighten before spooning into the cup then use a knife to level off the flour. Never pack flour into a cup unless the recipe specifies that. You may be thinking about milliliters in a cup…there is 236 milliliters in a US cup measure and 250 milliliters in an Australian cup measure. I use US measuring cups and spoons.

  3. 5 stars
    Your photos had me drooling and I’m a big believer in breakfast at any time…so we had them for dinner. Glad I tried this recipe, it’s a keeper!

  4. I can’t get over how cute these are! I love the tip about making them in advance and freezing them, I’m often too tired and lazy on a morning to make pancakes from scratch but I can certainly reheat some ????

    Katie xoxo

  5. 5 stars
    Yes definitely agree – DON’T overwork the batter:)
    Thank you for such a great recipe. Will surely try this soon:)

  6. 5 stars
    Your mini pancakes are the best!! I just made them. Thank you for the recipe Marcellina ????????

  7. Very nice, Marcellina! I remember these from my childhood. My Dad used to make them—one of the few “indoor” dishes he’d ever make—and called them “half dollars” because they were (more or less) the size of the coin.

  8. 5 stars
    Ciao Marcellina! È da un pò che non passavo dal tuo blog.
    Bellissima e buonissima ricetta. Kisses!!!

  9. 5 stars
    everyday my boy always request pancake like that with extra cheese

    nice receipt and thanks for share